My hipsterCard arrived in the mail today, along with a MyStudio MS20 tabletop light kit. I had to read the instructions multiple times to figure out what the fuck was going on (ironically, the instructional photos were so crappy, they failed to illuminate the sometimes vague text), but once it was built, it made sense. The price tag ($180) should be worth the frequency of use, especially since it obviates the need to buy a big-girl camera.
Both shots taken by an iPhone 5S at 5:45pm yesterday, unlit shot on the left. I was in love at first shot, but it is a sensible, logical love. The light kit will not be a gateway drug to selfie sticks, a Go Pro, a Canon Rebel XT or any hint of devotion to anything except the pursuit of tasty food. Including cake made with bread flour, which shall be attempted later this morning.